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Macron set to lose French parliamentary majority, Le Pen strengthens — projections

France's President Emmanuel Macron waits for his Senegalese counterpart on the doorsteps of the at the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting in Paris on June 10, 2022. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron waits for his Senegalese counterpart on the doorsteps of the at the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting in Paris on June 10, 2022. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron’s allies are set to lose their majority in parliament after today’s elections, dealing a major blow to the centrist leader and his second-term program, projections from five polling firms show.

Macron’s “Ensemble” (Together) coalition is on track for 200-260 seats, short of the 289 needed for a majority in the National Assembly.

The left-wing NUPES alliance is set to win 149-200 seats, while Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally makes major gains and is on course for 60-102 seats.

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